Description: Key Ideas and Details Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 3C


3C: Analyzing Cause/Effect

3C: Analyzing Cause/Effect

Description: Analyzing Cause and Effect

✓ standard met

Selection: G-18


Grade level: 7
Word count: 1668 words
Author: Mary R. Dunn
Synopsis: Nature has been busy creating shimmering sculptures deep in the Earth.
Excerpt: Years later, in the same Cave of Crystals, workers found another room filled with sparkling crystals. This new chamber had glistening cauliflower-shaped forms, so they named it the Ice Palace. Although it is a wonder to see, no visitors are allowed inside this cave because it gets so hot.

Question: The Ice Palace mentioned in this selection does not allow visitors because
  1. its hot temperature is life threatening.
  2. it is more than 100 miles long.
  3. it is so cold that the floors are covered with ice.
  4. its stalactites are in danger of falling.

✓ standard met

Writing prompt: Describe the cause and effect relationship in a selection you read.


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